Dr. Fabio Sciarretta
Fabio Valerio Sciarretta was born in Rome on November 13, 1963. He is currently orthopaedic consultant at the Clinics “Nostra Signora della Mercede”, “Assunzione di Maria Santissima” and “Mater Dei” in Rome and at the “Valdisieve Hospital” in Florence. He earned his MD with honours from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1988 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency in the same University, gaining the specialization In Orthopaedics and Traumatology cum laude in 1993, under the supervision of Prof. Lamberto Perugia, master of knee surgery and his godfather for over 20 years. Since the years of the Bachelor, he concentrated his professional interest in the Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, focusing particularly on techniques for cruciate ligament reconstruction and repair of meniscal tears and, subsequently, to the cartilage restoration surgery, devoting years to all the different techniques of reconstruction of cartilage damage in any joint, deepening these techniques with internships abroad. The last decade has been especially dedicated to regenerative medicine therapies for cartilage healing. He has published over 50 publications in national and international journals and has presented more than 150 papers in national and international conferences. He was also instructor in various courses of arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery. He edited the Italian edition of over 30 treaties of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the American and international literature and for some years participated to the Italian edition of the original English text of “Yearbook of orthopaedics”. Since January 1990 he is ordinary member of the Italian Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society (SIOT), Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Active member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Active member of ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society) and Active member of the Societé Internationale de Chirurgie Ortopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT).
He is currently Co-Chair of the ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society) Education and Meeting Standing Committee, Member of the ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) Education Committee and Member of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Committee of the Societé Internationale de Chirurgie Ortopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT).
List of Publications
Khadra A, Alkabir J. MRCS Core Modules: Essential Revison Notes. PASTEST 1998
Khadra A, Oakshott P. General practice perspective on cancer services. Family Practice 2001; 18(4): 463-464.
Khadra A, Cappuccio F. Understanding health risks associated with ethnic groups- People of African origin. Pulse 2001; 61(35): 52-53.
Khadra A, Cappuccio F. Understanding health risks associated with ethnic groups- People of South Asian origins. Pulse 2001; 61(37): 60-61.
Khadra A, Oakshott P. Pilot study of Testicular Cancer awareness and Testicular self-examination in men attending two South London general practices. Family Practice 2002; 19(3): 294-296.
Khadra A, Ogden J, Ambrose L. A questionnaire study of GP’s and Patients’ beliefs about different components of Patient centredness. Patient Education and Counselling 2002; 47: 223-227.
Khadra A, Corbett K. Enabling men to access help for testicular cancer. Men’s Health Journal 2002; 1(5): 154-155.
Khadra A, Hay P, Shattock R, Luzzi G. Interleukin – 8 levels in seminal plasma in Chronic prostatitis and Non-specific Urethritis. BJUI 2006; 97: 1043-1046.
Khadra A, Anderson B. Acute urinary retention: developing an A&E pathway. Bristish Journal of Nursing 2006; 15(8): 434-438.
Khadra A, Coker C, Lavelle M. Harpoon excision: A simple technique for excision of epididymal cysts. Current Urology 2007; 1:208-209.
Khadra A, Rane A. Magnetic anchoring and guidance system instrumentation for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery/natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: lack of histologic damage after prolonged magnetic coupling across the abdominal wall. Journal of Endourology 2011; 25(2): 9-12.
Khadra A, Rane A. Renal damage caused by warm ischaemia during laparoscopic and robot-assisted partial nephrectomy; An assessment using Tc-99m glomerular filtration rate. Journal of Endourology 2011; 25(2): 9-12.
Khadra A, Ismail M. Cryoshock following laparoscopic-assisted renal cryotherapy for renal cell carcinoma. A case report and review of literatures. Current Urology 2011; 5:1159-1160.
Khadra A. Case presentation – bladder SCC after long term suprapubic catheterization. Current Urology 2011;5:1148-1149.
Khadra A, Ralph D, Minhas S, Garaffa G. The outcome of penile prosthetic revision surgery. European Urology. In Press.
To date I have gained experience in all aspects of urological surgery and chronic disease management and oncology in Urology. I have also got experience in academia and have had the role of lecturer at St George’s Medical School where I have prepared delivered courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels. I have interest in research and hope to continue getting involved in research projects and publishing in peer review journals.
In my specialist registrar training I have gained experience in new technologies such as Robotics, laser prostate surgery, brachytherapy and High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer, and laser treatment for stone disease. In Andrology I have worked with one of Europe’s most respected surgeons Mr David Ralph and have learnt how to perform penile implant procedures, reconstructive procedures and surgical correction of infertility.
I have obtained my certificate of completion of training in both General practice and Urology. I have had a lot of experience in Medical Education both at undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels.
I have had experience in Medical Management and Leadership. I have organised and supervised projects in West Africa renovating medical facilities and supplying essential medication to third world countries.
I am head of the andrology and sexual Health in our department of Urology at Clemaneceau medical centre. I have a private clinic in Beirut where I do a lot of my stem cell work to treat penile disorders and erectile dysfunction. I recently completed a study on the safety and efficacy of Fillers in Penile augmentation and presented the work at the recent world congress of aesthetics in Monaco. I also use fillers for female genital rejuvenation and augmentation.